Heather Maloney’s 2011 release “Time & Pocket Change” is an album rich with quirks and passion. Rooted in indie-pop, the album is a play between the coffeehouse intimacy of folk and the dramatic narrative of opera. Unfettered vocals and guitar lines move through daring arrangements and enforce her "stop-you-dead" lyrics. (Rochester City News)
Since her head-first dive into the indie music world in November of 2009, Heather has co-written with Grammy-nominated composer Hui Cox (Richie Havens, Baba Olatunji, Liza Minelli), played more than 200 shows, and shared the stage with many celebrated acts like Meg Hutchinson, The David Wax Museum, Guy Davis, Caravan of Thieves, Carsie Blanton, Mike & Ruthy, Jill Sobule, and The Stone Coyotes.
Heather’s critically acclaimed debut album “Cozy Razor's Edge,” filled with “poetic and powerful” lyrics that “penetrate the core of humanity,” continues to be celebrated in the press, on the radio and in independent film. Its title track was voted by WRSI The River’s listeners as one of the best songs of 2009.
Her new trio features drummer Patrick Murphy aka Murph (Dinosaur Jr, The Lemonheads) and superb Western Mass. guitarist Joseph Boyle.
Heather Maloney with special guest Sandy Bailey plays the Iron Horse on Sunday, May 1st at 7PM. Tickets are available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, by phone at 413-586-8686, and online at IHEG.com. Also at the door night of show starting at 5:30.
"I have not been this excited about a new act in a very long time." TMax | Noise Magazine | Boston
“Time & Pocket Change is embellished with sonic flourishes and textures...at the heart of the album is Maloney's voice - a supple, expressive instrument..." Greenfield Recorder
"Stunning folk-rock... emotional lyrics and tender moans tucked in tight with brisk musicianship." Worcester Magazine
"Her songs are personal. Her passion is contagious. Her lyrics go beyond surface level and penetrate the core of humanity that we all try so hard to embrace, yet at the same time, ignore." Times of Trenton | NJ
"Sharp, poignant lyrics housed in clever acoustic compositions, accented by Maloneys melodious, 'operatic' tendencies, are really what separates her music from straight ahead, folky pop tunes. You have to hear it to fully understand." Portsmouth Herald | NH